San Gabriel – Re-enactors of California history will be featured at San Gabriel Mission’s History Day on Sat., Feb. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the museum patio area, rain or shine.
Visitors only pay for regular admission and the re-enactors presentation is free.
Re-enactors invited to participate are Gabrieleno Tongva Indians Matt Lovio and Andy Morales, “Fr. Serra” Bruce Buonauro, adobe specialist and blacksmith Klaus Duebbert, wool spinner Geanne Duebbert, and Indian potter Paul “Bear” Bradford. Re-enactors may change their presentation based upon the weather.
Participants also can go on a self-guided tour of the church, cemetery, museum, kitchen, soap and candle vats, tannery, see a display of 21 models of missions in California, and see mission models donated from students.
Mission History Day was started on June 4, 2005 so that, once a month on a Saturday, visitors can learn more about mission history: people, cultures, events, buildings, artwork, artifacts, plant life and more. Some months a contest is scheduled.
Persons age 17 and younger must be with a parent or guardian age 18 or older. Regular admission is free for age five and younger, $3 for ages six thru 17, $5 for ages 18 thru 61, and $4 for age 62 and older.
The address is 427 S. Junipero Serra Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91776, and the telephone number is 626-457-3048.